Shaklee Fundraiser

shaklee fundraiser


Join me in helping Colton’s ARMY find a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma Cancers!

I was diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer, Hodgkin’s Disease 10 years ago and am SO grateful for the treatment that saved my life and allowed me to continue being mom to my 3 boys.

My friends’ son, Colton has battled Leukemia 4 times. He is a HERO. He just received a life-saving T-cell therapy treatment and we are praying for a CURE. His body is still in good fighting mode because of this and continued prayers are SO appreciated.

Here is Colton with his mom, also known as Suzy.


Here is Colton with his younger bro, Case. 



Until there is a cure, fundraising must NOT stop. This cause is near and dear to me. Please help out Colton’s Army today and help them raise funds for the Seattle Big Climb and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Purchase ANY shaklee product and 20% will be donated!



email me at claireshealthyhome(at) with any questions

Thanks so much!


Virtual 5K Fundraiser #cancersucks!

Livin the Fit Life is sponsoring this amazing young man, Colton, in his fight against Leukemia with a virtual 5K.

My family and I are joining in, too!

Here is Colton’s story and all the details……

Colton’s Army at Light the Night 2012

coltons army 

Many of you have read about our friend Colton who was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia in 2009.  He is one of the reasons I am so passionate about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. My other reason is my wonderful sister Claire who survived her own battle with Lymphoma.   You can read about her experience here.
Colton is my friend Suzy’s son.  His is 12 years old and here is what he has gone through within the past 3 years:
-Diagnosed with hypo-diploid Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.) on 9/11/09
-Bone Marrow Transplant 1/6/10
-Relapsed 12/20/10
-Stem Cell Transplant 3/5/11
-One year follow up – shows his body in REMISSION!! 3/22/12
-19 months of remission & cancer strikes for the 3rd time
**Starting chemo on 10/23/12 and preparation for 3rd transplant
We found out last week that the cancer is back for the 3rd time.  At this point, all treatments are experimental.  Doctors don’t have answers, so they are trying something that hasn’t been tried before.  Unfortunately, this means that insurance is sketchy.  Insurance doesn’t like experimental anything. 

After the thousands of dollars my friends have raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, this time they are the ones who need a fundraiser. 

So, I am hosting a virtual race, "Colton’s Army Virtual 5k", to raise money for Colton’s ArmyColton’s Army is a group of hundreds, maybe thousands of people who love and support Colton and his family and pray every day for him to be cured.  All proceeds will go directly to Colton’s medical fund.  Everyone can participate, but, since this is a fundraiser, in order to be eligible for prizes, you need to make a donation of at least $10.  For every $5 increment over $10 you will receive an additional entry.  After your donation, additional entries can be received by:


*Tweeting about the race (1).  This can be done daily.

ex.  "Coltons’s Army Virtual 5k" @livinthehikelif help raise money to save Colton’s life!

*Writing a blog post about the race (2)

*Posting about the race on facebook (1)

For those of you who are unable to contribute at this time, please join in on the racing fun and pray, post, tweet, and facebook to your hearts delight .  Just because you aren’t eligible for the prizes, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and help get the word out at the same time.  Come back and tell me all about it and send me your pics to post:) 

Just as an FYI, orange is the color that represents Leukemia, so if you want to wear orange during your 5k even better!

Here are just a few of the prizes I have gotten so far.

Workplaybags Fleetfeet II running bag
$30 giftcard at Sparkleskirts
Energybits tin
Honeystinger (5)
Honeystinger chews (4)
Noodlehuggers headbands
Nike running shirt (Size small)
Colton’s Army t-shirt
Mill Creek Hot Yoga gift certificate
Shaklee Performance Drink Mix
Shaklee Protein Mix

I am still working on more prizes!  

I hope you all can participate and help raise money for Colton’s medical fund.  Colton is an amazing kid and throughout his entire battle, he has remained positive and always has a smile on his face.  His strength is amazing and so inspiring:)

After you donate, please email me your amount to so I know how many entries you have earned.  Also, keep me posted on your tweets/posts/facebook entries.  The race goes until October 31st!

Have a great day and happy running!


My family is so excited to help Colton in this way.  Let me know in the comments if you are participating too!  Be sure to click the link to donate and head over to Livin the Fit Life to let Rachelle know there too.


Light The Night Walk 2011


Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations come together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’s) Light The Night Walk events and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers.

Our family participated in the Light the Night 2011 i n September with friends and family.




(youngest doesn’t always like his picture taken…lol)

This particular walk is close to my heart because 8 years ago I was diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer, Hodgekins Disease.  It was right after I had my youngest son and quite the shock as well!  He was 4 months old and due to my illness and treatments, I was unable to care for him fully for almost the first year of my life.  We were so blessed with a fabulous church family and friends who cared for our whole family during that time.  I’m talking house cleaning, meals, child care, gifts, encouragement, prayer and the list goes on and on!  It was quite humbling to need others in this way and to accept the help, but I am so grateful. 

My angel was my mom.  She lives out of town and came for every treatment to stay for a week and care for me and my baby.  I do not know what I would have done without her!  Especially for caring for my son and nurturing him in his first year.  My sister-in-law and mother-in-law were also HUGE in my care.  Seriously…such a reminder why we need others.  We felt so loved and cared for during that hard and scary time.

And now….I have been cancer-free for 7 years!  Many times I feel like it was ages ago…other times it feels like just the other day.  Certain smells, for example, can take me right back to that time.  It has taken me this long to be able to participate in something like this because of the memories.  I only got a little teary when people spoke of loved ones gone.  It humbles me to know that I was given the gift of life while others had a different plan for their life.  Who am I?  Why me?  Such questions may never be answered but it reminds me to be faithful to the God who gave me life and to trust Him.


This is me with my hubby, Clark.  He is my ROCK!  He was Mr. Mom while I was ill and did it fabulously.  He never complained.  It was a very tough time for him too, but he tried to stay strong for me. 


So, we celebrated with a 3 mile walk and lighted balloons!  Red for supporters and white for survivors.  What an awesome sight to see so many there to take part in something greater than ourselves.

What about you?  Have you experienced a ‘bump in the road’ like me? 

Hope each of you have a blessed day!